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Tax and the future of work

Many breathed a sigh of relief when Philip Hammond dropped plans to raise self-employed national insurance. But as the number of freelancers keeps increasing, how will taxes change?  Philip Hammond’s first budget at Chancellor of the Exchequer was a bit of a rollercoaster. On 8 March, he announced a 2% rise in self-employed NI contributions. A considerable backlash followed and, …

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Brexit: Startups’ EU expansion set to slow down

As doing business in Europe inevitably becomes less simple, speedy and cost-efficient, will startups begin to look elsewhere for suppliers, staff and offices abroad? The big difference between doing business in Europe compared to other countries was its simplicity. New taxes, tariffs, directives and even quotas on British companies trading with European ones will be thrashed out by Theresa May and her team in …